Miami Hurricanes Defense and Special Teams Comments After Georgia Tech

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - OCTOBER 14: Trayone Gray /
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MIAMI GARDENS, FL – OCTOBER 14: Trayone Gray /

On what he was thinking looking at the conditions on the field…

"“That’s what we practice in. One of the luxuries we’ve had being in South Florida is that it rains every hour. So, not having an indoor [practice facility] this year—I know that facility is going to be beautiful in the next couple of years, but getting to practice outdoors, the rain happens. So, we’ve had scrimmages, we’ve had practices in the rain. It was nothing new for us.”"

On if he was ready to go with it if it was fourth-and-10…

"“[Laughs] Yeah. If the coaches throw me out there, I’m going to do my job. [Laughs]” On how much belief he senses on the sidelines… “This team, what we’ve done this season, it’s just hard work. That starts back when after we finished the bowl game and as a team, we got back to mat drills and offseason lifting and conditioning and just coming together as a team. We just have preached ‘hard work and finish’ and so far that’s what we’ve been doing and we’re not going to stop. So, this hard work is going to continue.”"

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Badgley has had an outstanding season. After going four for four against Georgia Tech he is now nine for 10 on the season. He leads the ACC among kickers with 9.4 points per game. Badgley’s 90 percent success rate is second in the ACC to Louisville Blanton Creque’s perfect nine for nine.